Governing Board Approves Loxahatchee River Dam Renovations
February 9, 2017
Jupiter, FL - The South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) Governing Board today approved a $2.5 million contract to restore two historic dams on the Northwest Fork of the Loxahatchee River in Jupiter, Florida's first wild and scenic river.
"The Loxahatchee River is part of the experience for so many of us who grew up in Palm Beach County and part of what makes living in South Florida so great," said Governing Board Member Melanie Peterson, a lifelong Palm Beach County resident. "In addition to being part of the history of this wild and scenic river, these dams play a crucial role in protecting the cypress swamp floodplain that makes the Loxahatchee River so unique."